October 3, 2019
Oregon high desert skyline

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Jennifer Little discusses a unique community coalition in Klamath County, Oregon, that is connecting economic improvements to health.

Nearly one in five people in the rural community of Klamath County, Oregon, lives in poverty, which has major impacts to their health. In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Jennifer Little, Director of Klamath County Public Health, discusses a unique community coalition in her area that recognizes these connections and is supporting both health and economic improvements.

In this one-hour webinar, Little will describe the origins of the Healthy Klamath Coalition and how they finance and prioritize their work. She will also review several initiatives the group is working on to address many interconnected social, economic, and environmental factors related to health. Examples include job training, strengthening local food systems, and addressing transportation challenges.

Register today to learn about the connections between economic development and health equity.

Economic Development for Rural Health

Date: October 29, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community development specialists


Jennifer Little, MPH, Director, Klamath County Public Health

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.